Back in 2018, the current administration kicked off its greening programme – Rah Fehi – as part of his 100 days’ pledge to improve the environment protection exercises of Maldives. As a contribution to the initiative, State Electric Company Limited (STELCO) has been conducting wide tree planting events since then as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.
Things are no different this year. The company has kicked off a nationwide tree planting event yesterday, which aims to plant at least 5k trees. Accordingly, this project is limited to all the islands where services from STELCO are available apart from the Greater Male’ Region due to the pandemic.
In 2019, the company planted 2k trees under the same event whereas in 2020, the number was 3k. The event is hosted as a competition amongst the company in which at the end of the year winners are selected on the best-looking tree, best-kept tree, the largest tree and for the most trees planted by a department.
As the leading energy provider in the country, STELCO aims to transition at least 50 percent of its energy production to renewable energy sources in order to reduce electricity costs and lower carbon emissions.